Nominations are open for the 2016 Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award. Each year, the program honors 50 youth and high school coaches who lead athletes to victory while also teaching life lessons through sports. Nominations may come from a school or youth sports organization leader, fellow coach, parent, athlete, friend or family member. The award includes a $200 prize, a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to California in April to accept the honor at the National Youth Sports Awards, a certificate and recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns. The program will accept nominations through Dec. 31, 2015.
Bulldogs crush Titans, 39-12
After scoring nearly 80 points against a single school in the course of a week, Moffat County High School football must be exhausted. The varsity Bulldogs improved to 5-2 overall Friday night in New Castle with a 39-12 win against Coal Ridge, keeping them at the top of the 2A Western Slope North League, now 3-0 in the conference.
Team in playoff round Saturday
Now in its second year, the Meeker fast-pitch softball team is moving into the latter stage of the season this weekend. The girls of Northwest Colorado have banded together this autumn and will head into the playoffs Saturday with a game against Brush on Cedaredge’s Field of Dreams in the hopes of advancing to the state championships. The squad, comprised of players from Meeker, Craig, Steamboat Springs and Rangely, holds an overall record of 9-9, 4-4 in 3A District 5, placing third following a doubleheader last week in second-place Gunnison (10-8-1, 5-3), a 9-8 extra innings loss giving Meeker the bronze, with Cedaredge (12-7, 7-1) claiming the league title.
Practices are already underway for the Craig Middle School boys basketball teams, and the seventh- and eighth-grade squads will play their first matchup of the season Oct. 24 in Oak Creek. The first home games take place Oct. 29 at the CMS and Sandrock Elementary School gyms. The season runs through early December. All games are subject to change to change.
Boys 2nd, girls 3rd in Thursday meet
The Moffat County High School cross country teams are headed into the final leg of their season, and it looks to be a strong finish if their latest event is an indicator. On Thursday, Bulldog runners competed in the last regular meet of the year at Rifle Creek Golf Course, the site of the Rifle Invite, where MCHS boys placed second overall, just behind Eagle Valley and girls took third after Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs.
MCHS setting gives players additional excitement
Only time will tell if Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers will lead their teams to the 50th Super Bowl at the end of this NFL season. Their smaller likenesses, though, have already played in their own version of the big game and are pretty happy with the results. Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program finished its fall season this week, as the top teams of both third- and fourth-grade and the fifth- and sixth-grade divisions were crowned.
4-2 loss against top team shows Bulldogs’ 2nd half capabilities
The Bulldogs are 3-3 in league play after a tough 4-2 game with visiting Vail Mountain during which the Moffat County boys gave as good as they got to the top team of Region 3.
Athletes participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, honor survivors, victims
Moffat County High School sports teams are thinking pink this month. As part of the nationwide effort during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bulldog athletes have been wearing plenty of pink in their uniforms, including boys soccer, volleyball and football.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The regular season for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football wrapped up last week and teams now move into their playoffs and championships starting Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday games will determine the league’s top teams in fifth- and sixth-grades and third- and fourth grades, respectively. Playoff games are at 5:15 p.m. at Woodbury Sports Complex, while the championships will be played at 6:45 p.m. at Moffat County High School’s Bulldog Proving Grounds.
Moffat County High School’s pattern of win-loss-win-loss has been broken. Shattered, more like it. The Bulldogs were at their finest Friday for the Homecoming game against Basalt, taking a 38-7 win against the Longhorns.
Lady Bulldogs lose 3-0 in Homecoming game with Grand Valley
The Lady Bulldogs finished their home season Thursday night with a 3-0 defeat by Grand Valley in a game that was also their pink game and Homecoming competition. MCHS girls knew going in it would be a tough one, and the Cardinals showed why they’re ranked second in the 3A Western Slope League, downing the Lady Dogs quickly in 25-14 and 25-12 sets to start.
Bulldogs conquer Colorado Rocky Mountain School, fall to Basalt
With two similar game scenarios — a tie at halftime — in both of their games during Homecoming Week, Moffat County High School boys soccer had a great outcome in the first instance. The other, not so much. MCHS had its highest-scoring game to date this season Tuesday with a 7-3 triumph in Carbondale against Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Bulldog shoots 91, 96 in two-day event
By the end of Tuesday afternoon, Mike Bingham couldn’t help looking back a few months, a time when he normally would have been out at Yampa Valley Golf Course perfecting the game he loves. With his attention on a summer job during the warm months, the only practice time he got was about two hours the whole season, which he certainly saw hurt him during his big moment. Bingham represented Moffat County High School Monday and Tuesday at 3A State Championships, shooting a 187 overall to place 55th out of 84 competitors.
When they last headed onto the gridiron, the Moffat County High School varsity football team endured a lot of moisture, but the forecast is clear for later this week, which hopefully means smooth sailing as the Bulldogs look to take another conference victory. The Moffat County Homecoming football game with Basalt takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, and it looks to be quite a show.